Early Childhood Education Intensive (accelerated)

1 year Ontario College Diploma

Expand your knowledge and skill-set working in real-world settings.


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2022, College Drive – North Bay

Graduates of any Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts program can complete this hands-on, intensive program in one year.  Expand your knowledge and skill set working in real-world settings. A 175-hour field placement gives you a practical application for your training with the possibility of securing permanent employment.

Your Future Career

  • Childcare centres or home day care
  • Full-day kindergarten programs
  • Educational settings as educational assistants
  • Resource and learning access programs
  • Specialty early learning schools

What You Learn

  • Child development
  • Infant, toddler, and school-aged curricula
  • Language, literacy, and speech disorders
  • Health, safety and nutrition
  • Children's math and science
  • Special education
  • Introduction to psychology and sociology

Recognized by the College of Early Childhood Educators. Graduates may apply to become Registered Childhood Educators.

Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

ECE111 Child Development I
ECE118 Health, Safety & Nutrition
ECE145 Guidance & Self-Regulation
ECE204 Children's Science and Math
ECE227 Responsive Relationships
ECE235 Supporting School Age Children
ECE245 Diversity & Inclusion
ECE125 Observation

Semester 2

ECE110 Language & Literacy
ECE115 Supporting Preschool Children
ECE156 Supporting Infants & Toddlers
ECE135 Child Development II
ECE228 Specialty Curriculum
ECE218 Administration in Early Learning Settings
ECE236 Kindergarten Environments
ECE265 Field Placement III
ECE212 Special Education

2022-23 1 year Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1290.98 - - $4011.22

2022-23 1 year Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1870.98 - - $15973.06

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

You will also need:

  • First Aid / CPR - apx. $80.00 (recommended)
  • Health-related Immunizations – Cost will Vary
  • Clearance Card - apx. $35.00
  • Name tag (from the Campus Shop) - apx. $10.00

Required for placement:

  • Canadian Criminal Record Check with Vulnterable Sector Screening - apx. $40.00 - $60.00
    • Fingerprinting may be required at an additional cost
  • Complete outdoor winter clothing and indoor running shoes (costs vary)

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Social Service Worker Intensive (accelerated) – 10 months (condensed) to complete (must have a min of 40 hrs of direct experience with clients in a social service agency)
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Youth at Risk – 8 months to complete

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